6 week old not feeding well

(7 Posts)
Anna2710 Fri 25-Dec-15 22:16:14

My 6 week old is not feeding well any more. She used to take 5oz every 4 hours, although going 6 hours or so between feeds through the night. A week ago she suddenly started not wanting her milk, having only 1/2 oz then refusing any more. She was also quite lethargic and sleeping a lot previous to this. She had not put much weight on at her last weigh in (5oz in 13 days) then lost another 3.5 oz in 24 hours since then. She has been seen by doctor who can see no reason for it. Has anyone had this happen to them? Or have any ideas? I'm worried sick.

GoodStuffAnnie Fri 25-Dec-15 22:21:04

How much milk has she had today?

I understand she's had this a week, is that right?

How much has she had per day this last week?

Did the doctor check her ears. Ear infections can make sucking painful.

Has she had a temp?

Anna2710 Fri 25-Dec-15 22:32:41

Yes roughly a week. She's had about 20oz in last 24 hours - weight is 11lb 3oz and she was 10lb 2oz at birth. She has had roughly 16/20 oz per day for last 5 days. She was very lethargic for 3 days previous to that but drinking her usual 25/27oz per 24 hours. She just doesn't seem hungry or if she does, only for 1/2 oz.
She has no temp, no signs of thrush, ear infection or urine infection, chest is clear and no sign of congestion. Wet and dirty nappies too although nappies aren't as heavy so doctor said she's not dehydrated but is losing weight.
She's ways been a greedy little baby so this is very out of character.

deuscat Sat 26-Dec-15 19:01:56

You can always take her back to the GP if you're still concerned.

llhj Sat 26-Dec-15 19:04:55

The lethargy is worrying. How lethargic? Is she alert? Meeting eyes? Responding to noise etc?

TheDisillusionedAnarchist Sat 26-Dec-15 19:27:53

Take her back to GP or if necessary ask for paediatric review (can often be arranged in A and E quickly) she needs to be investigated properly including bloods etc. I know a baby who presented like this whose bloods showed a serious metabolic disorder or it could be something simple like she's coming down with a virus but please get her checked out again.

Anna2710 Tue 29-Dec-15 22:44:17

We went back to the hospital where we saw paediatrician who said they thought she may have bad silent reflux. She just screams after feeds, writhes around and arches her back and goes all stiff whilst crying like mad and hits herself and claws at her face. It is evident she is in pain and has no happy awake time at all. They have given us infant gaviscon and omzeprazole to try. She has slept constantly all day today though other than for around an hour, I'm assuming she's maybe worn out from yesterday where she barely slept and just cried all day.

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